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Brewed by McAuslan Brewing
Style: Fruit Beer
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Behind its magnificent ruby-red colour, St. Ambroise Raspberry Ale reveals its refreshing charm from the moment you encounter its bouquet and flavour. Made with fresh raspberries and choice sun-ripened hops, it gently engages your tastebuds in a delicious explosion of flavours. Its delicate fruit aromas marry perfectly with the pleasant hop character typical of all St-Ambroise ales. Brewed in Quebec, just once a year, it's a unique summertime treat.


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Tessic (836) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2007
This raspberry ale poured a deep reddish orange colour with a bright white rocky head. to the nose there was scents of hopps, raspberries, jam and wine. First taste isn’t as bad as I expected with strong but not overpowering flavours of raspberries. Not much of anything else in the flavour and the finish is bubbly with a little extra carbonation. The palate is raspberries but quick to finish to nothing???

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2011
On tap at the Wooly. Pours ruby, browny, in colour, with pink tinged head. Aroma and taste are reasonably strong raspberry flavour. Pretty good!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BitchesBrew (714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2007
[bottle] Pours reddish brown color, with a short-lived pink head. Subtle fruit aroma. Tart, mildly acidic raspberry flavors mix with a somewhat weak malt background. Finish is very dry, with a touch of woodiness. Not really something I’d pick up again, even if it comes in a fancy box.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2006
Bottled. Perhaps the dryest raspberry beer I’ve ever tasted, with a hint of hops in the finish. Nothing artificial here, but the distinct flavour of dark, seedy fruit -- it’s almost like you’re drinking the seeds. The proportions are a bit tentative and it smells a little funky, but the thin, smooth body combines nicely with the slightly tart fruitiness.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2010
Pours a dark ruby red colour with a thin white head which has good retention sweet aroma of berries. Taste is sweetie berries and a light bubbly carbonation

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerGolem (659) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2012
Bottle 341 ml. Pours a beautiful ruby red with a nice froathy pink head. Great lacing. Aroma: overwhelmingly raspberries, maybe some other red fruits. Taste: once more, overwhelmingly raspberries. Mostly sour, with slight sweetness and bitterness. Medium bodied. Some carbonation. Overall, it is an interesting beer, refreshing and highly drinkable. Ideal for hot summer afternoons. Problem is its general lack of balance.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2007 Dark red cloudy poor with a pinkish thin head, good lacing. Aromas of raspberries, yogourt, tart and cherries. Klightly acid perfectly balancerd mouthfeel. Perfect carbonation and a nice creamy feel. Fresh raspberry taste... Very enjoyable and quite refreshing!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2007
341 ml bottle - pours a muddy brown with red highlights and a pinkish head. Aroma is all framboises, but REAL raspberries, not extract. It has that slight earthiness that actual raspberry juice has. The flavour is strange.....the raspberry is less potent than in the aroma. There is also some hop presence, but that is kind of overshadowed by the raspberry. Abrupt finish. A good fruit beer, certainly one of the better ones I’ve tasted.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
vadie (624) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2013
Marron foncé avec une mousse moyenne ruby/beige. L’arôme sourdiné de framboise aigre. Le goût est principalement aigre avec un peu de sucre. Un peu de framboise, mais pas trop et c’est un peu artificiel.

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2007
341ml Bottle in a Sexy Tube: What tremendous packaging, you almost can’t help but purchase it! They figured out a way to make me buy another fruit beer after having swore off them. The pour was cloudy and a pinkish-red, low level of foamy head. The aroma is heavy in raspberry, which is good, with hints of yeast and some spicy elements. All downhill from here - this is heavily carbonated and thick in berries. I’d hoped they’d treat it more like their Apricot Wheat with some subtle fruit and decent hopping, but instead the fruit is more at the forefront with little to find elsewhere. Not my thing.


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